Like catfish noodling, drinking tea appears more dignified when done with a raised pinky. Consume a stately beverage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of tea and accessories from Kimicha.com.
Owned by certified tea specialist Kimiko Uriu, Kimicha.com boasts an enticing selection of organic, fair-trade teas and eco-friendly accessories. Customers can browse the site's array of loose-leaf classics including oolong ($8/20g) or aromatic matcha green tea ($17/40g) before settling upon the proper cup to swig in a toast to their highest Pac-Man score. The "Shop by Origin" function conveniently allows buyers to quickly located rare leaves such as the sweet, black blend of China's jin jun mei–limited edition tea ($30/30g) and the earthy aged pu-erh cake ($80/400g). Along with flavourful leaves, Kimicha's sustainable packaging can also ship tea traveler mugs ($19.95) for on-the-go sipping and the heat-resistant double-wall teacup ($8) for sharing with thirsty snowmen.
Kimicha founder and professional tea taster Kimiko Uriu sources her selection of teas directly from small farms, helping promote fair trade and sustainable growing practices around the world. Customers can browse teas by origin, from India to Japan or home in on staples such as Earl Grey, the fruity Bouquet Royal, or the award-winning Jin Jun Mei which can be steeped seven times without bitterness. A handsome collection of teaware provides various brewing methods and vessels, and various tea books steep sippers in information about tea's history, its health benefits, and the proper angle at which one's pinky should salute the queen.